Today on ABC This Week former Clinton labor secretary Robert Reich tried to blame Republicans for the increase in poverty since Obama took office on Republicans, Newt Gingrich called it “baloney” and fired back, “Every major city which is a center of poverty is run by Democrats”
JONATHAN KARL, SUBSTITUTE HOST: And let me ask you, Mr. Gingrich, Speaker, when you look at that issue of inequality – and this is something he’s put front and center, the Pope has. It’s something of course that President Obama talks a lot about. We saw the story about homelessness in New York–
NEWT GINGRICH, FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: Sure.
KARL: Stark reality of the gap in the nation’s biggest city. Is this an issue that Republicans should be talking about?
GINGRICH: Absolutely. I mean, how can you justify the level of wealth in…
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